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Ed with members of staff during his visit to Colchester Zoo

Pop singer Ed Sheeran visits Colchester Zoo

Rental prices in Chelmsford rocket by 22% in the last year

Rental prices in Chelmsford rocket by 22% in the last year

Row after school blocks up pathway

Row after school blocks up pathway

Andrew and Ash Condon looking at the grave

Family visit grave of youngest soldier to die in First World War

£4 million worth of train improvements for Colchester

£4 million worth of train improvements for Colchester

Colchester goes for gold for Britain in Bloom

Colchester goes for gold for Britain in Bloom

Mystery gardeners brighten up roundabout

Mystery gardeners brighten up roundabout

Amorous couple put the 'blue' into Clacton's Blue Flag beach

Amorous couple put the 'blue' into Clacton's Blue Flag beach

Mum fights with council over trees filled with wasps and hornets

Mum fights with council over trees filled with wasps and hornets

Enquiries into the cause of the collision are ongoing

Woman who died in collision named as 82-year-old Jean Wilcox

Business just booming for us

Business just booming for us

Your plans are rubbish! It’s time to invest in recycling

Your plans are rubbish! It’s time to invest in recycling

Man drowns in Abberton reservoir

Man drowns in Abberton reservoir

Colchester jewellery shop burglar jailed seven years later after boasting about getting away with it

Colchester jewellery shop burglar jailed seven years after boasting about getting away with it

Anyone who recognises the man depicted in the efit is asked to contact officers at Chelmsford Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Efit released after thieves steal cash from woman's bank account

Fire service bosses warn: No response to automatic alarms during strike

Fire service bosses warn: No response to automatic alarms during strike

BLOG: '"Great! I can have the breasts I've always wanted," said no woman having a mastectomy, ever...'

BLOG: '"Great! Now I can have the breasts I've always wanted," said no woman having a mastectomy, ever...'

Illegal gas engineer put customer at risk

Illegal gas engineer put customer at risk

Grants all set to boost jobs

Grants all set to boost jobs

Justine in Ecuador

Double lung transplant survivor who climbed volcano and sailed across oceans urges others to sign up to be organ donors

Hospitals rely too much on nurses from outside the UK

Hospitals rely too much on nurses from outside the UK

The lovely Jamie

Can you help Jamie find a new home?

Facing more cuts – probation workers striking in the face of cuts to the service in 2013

I fear cuts to probation service will be a disaster

Five held after girl is assaulted in village

Five held after girl is assaulted in village

Festive fever as ice rink tickets are snapped up

Festive fever as ice rink tickets are snapped up

Cancer mum in gift voucher row with spa bosses

Cancer mum in gift voucher row with spa bosses

Can you help our Tristan move into his new flat?

Can you help our Tristan move into his new flat?

Support for deaf charity

Support for deaf charity

New look for underpass as residents, pupils, schools and ex-offenders unite

New look for underpass as residents, pupils, schools and ex-offenders unite

Police have appealed for witnesses following attack

Police appeal for witnesses following brutal attack in Colchester street

Mum trying to raise money to buy more time with her girl, 3

Mum trying to raise money to buy more time with her girl, 3

A labour of love- manager Alice Charrington

Transformation of Tymperleys- town's cherished Grade II listed building

Bed store opens up

Bed store opens up

Pupils raise £542 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal by racing their headteacher

Pupils raise £542 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal by racing their headteacher

Hylands House

PR firm shortlisted for prestigious award for wedding campaign for Hylands Estate

Community radio station celebrates FM licence

Community radio station celebrates FM licence

Do you recognise burglary suspect?

E-fit released as police search for Colchester burglary suspect

Hylands House book shop officially opens new extension and gallery space

Hylands House book shop officially opens new extension and gallery space

Book launch helps charity

Book launch helps charity

Nick Hobbs

Man will cycle 100 miles to raise money in memory of his childhood friend

New office for new MP

New office for new MP

We need to be on the right track with fares

We need to be on the right track with fares

Man jailed for three years thanks to fizzy drink bottle DNA and car tracker

Man jailed for three years thanks to fizzy drink bottle DNA and car tracker

PC Andrew and PC Gray gave Brian emergency CPR and called for another unit carrying a defibrillator to rush to the scene.

Awards for life saving police officers

Zac Barrett

An evening of music with GC's Jazz Club

70-year-old to take on a 100-mile cycle challenge

70-year-old to take on a 100-mile cycle challenge

Galleywood Medical Centre to close its doors today after being told it did not have enough patients

Galleywood Medical Centre to close its doors today after being told it did not have enough patients

Gurkhas are our heroes

Gurkhas are our heroes

Colchester’s Winter Wonderland gets the green light

Colchester’s Winter Wonderland gets the green light

Know when to call 999 to avoid unnecessary calls to the ambulance service

Know when to call 999 to avoid unnecessary calls to the ambulance service

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